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Rod Building Class – Winter 2023

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Dates: Feb. 9, 16, 22 and Mar. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023

            Sign Up ends Jan 28, 2023 at Midnight (see registration link at bottom of page.)

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Cabela’s, Conference Room Google Map Link

You must be a paid up 2023 DCFF Member to participate.

Class size will be limited to 5 people.

The class will be led by Gerry McDaniel and Jim Bearden.  Instruction will cover

  • Finding the rod spline and reaming handles
  • Installing handle and reel seat
  • Guide placement and wrapping
  • Embellishments and finishing guide wraps
  • Catch up

There will not be enough time during the classes to complete the rod and you will have to spend time at home to finish it.  If you keep up with the classes and do your “homework” you will have a finished rod ready to fish by the end of the program. 

You will have the choice of building one of three rods

  • 9-foot 4 weight – panfish, bluegill, small stream
  • 9-foot 5 weight – excellent for mending drifts
  • 9-foot 7 weight – steelhead/salmon, big streamers

Cost for the fly rod kit is $140 and will contain all parts and materials to build a complete rod. 

The Club has wrapping and drying cradles that you can use by paying a refundable deposit of $125. You will use the cradles in class, and at home.  The deposit will be refunded upon return of the cradles.

You can purchase you own rod blanks, parts and materials but you will need to have them available by the first class (graphite or fiberglass preferred, bamboo at your own risk.)

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To register click here.


February 9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Derby City Fly Fishers